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The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

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America’s veterans are in crisis.

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillion

in insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options

VA Benefits for Your Child

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:

(1) education benefits — servicemembers may transfer the GI Bill to their dependent

children before leaving service; (2) health care — CHAMPVA provides coverage to eligible

dependent children; (3) life insurance — family coverage is available to members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI); and (4) memorial benefits — minor or unmarried adult children may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Also, specific benefits are available for children of servicemembers who died or were seriously injured in the line of duty.​​

SMART INSIGHTS FROM PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS
The Alphabet Soup of Disability Income: SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are three programs that can help: Social Security

Disability Insurance, long-term disability and workers' comp. You may even

qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

Agent Orange Newsletter

You Do NOT Need A "Representative" To File A Claim

You're smart enough to have earned an honorable discharge, you survived the military experience...then you're smart enough to fill out a form and mail it. Do it right, do it yourself. We'll help.

Legal Aid for low income citizens

Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

Who are all these people,

what have they done for you today?

The New & Improved VBA

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There are 3 Great Lies,

it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you

in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the           

and we're here to help you.

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BENEFITS

Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension

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Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room

Benefits.gov

CHAMPVA

Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
1-877-881-7618      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

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CNN

Courthouse News
Ann Coulter
CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal

DIC  CHAMPVA

Education For Dependents

(DTRA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Drudge

DIVORCE

Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website
ebenefits

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights

Gallup

Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill

HufPo

IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times

Infowars

Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post

Limbaugh

Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pravda

Politico

Project-Syndicate
Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics

Reuters

Sky

Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker

TIME

The Sun

Talking Points Memo

Truthdig

USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources

vets.gov
va.gov

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Washington Times

Welcome to Military Disney Tips!

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World Net Daily
World Public Opinion

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Pinups For Veterans

VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

Veterans Owe Thousands for Survivor Benefits. Why Can’t They Opt Out?

​With each passing month, Dan’s debt grows. The government is adding a 6 percent compound

interest rate on the unpaid premiums, meaning the total has grown by more $570 since February.

“I live under their power,” Dan says. “Another garnishment that I have no control over.”

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Veterans facing new obstacle after appeal is denied in burn pit case

n a crushing blow to tens of thousands of veterans who say they were made ill by the use

of open burn pits, dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor in charge of the waste disposal

method will not move forward after a recent appellate court ruling. A three-judge panel of the 4th

Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Wednesday with a federal judge in Maryland, who last

year threw out the lawsuits brought against KBR, a former Halliburton Corp. subsidiary.

Disability Benefits Questionnaires 

DBQ's

Every claim will generate some form or fashion of C & P exam. The C & P exam is as

unavoidable as death and taxes. Veterans dread the C & P exam because it's so often

wrong. You can control the situation...have a DBQ done by a disability expert! Talk with

Dr. Bash today about getting your DBQ signed off by an expert with years of experience.

Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.

In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for

Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.




Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing: Info@VeteransPsychEvaluations.com

Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.

VA therapist yanked from clinic in central Arkansas
Left adrift, say vets haunted by war

"Safety was one concern that had risen out of the activities that had taken place at [the] clinic.

The other concern was the lack of therapeutic benefit of those groups," McClain

said in an interview. "I have been a psychiatrist myself for 20 years, and I have never

seen a support group that functioned in the fashion that this activity represented."

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans

and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

How to Increase an Existing VA Disability Rating

The application process is pretty easy, you can DIY in no time.

We provide the "How To" details here.

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They're Your Benefits

Why aren't you receiving them?

You worked hard to earn the benefits you were promised during your honorable

service in our American military. Let us help you to help yourself.

DIY in the privacy of your home. 

1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure,

or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200

common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect.

Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new

study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

Is your depression secondary to a prescribed medication?

Fayetteville VA Medical Center Pathologist Fired,

Nearly 20,000 Local Veterans At Risk

Investigation determined the pathologist was deemed "unsafe to work" and was

removed and subsequently fired. Parks said the pathologist saw 19,794 patients.

Letters are being sent out to all of them, or to their family members. The hospital is

responsible for 53,000 patients each year, he said. Of the more than 19,000

patients involved, 5,250 have died since 2005, and those deaths are under review.  

Veterans Disability Lawyer

TDIU???      Unemployability Questions???       IU????

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION:
Steps Taken to Improve Physician Staffing, Recruitment,

and Retention, but Challenges Remain
GAO-18-623T: Published: Jun 21, 2018. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2018

We have long expressed concern about the Veterans Health Administration’s ability to

ensure that it has the staff to meet veterans' needs.

This testimony is based on our 2017 report on its physician staffing challenges.
We found VHA needed to:
* provide additional guidance on how to determine the staff size needed in some specialty areas.

VHA reports this will be done by December.
* comprehensively evaluate its recruitment and retention strategies' effectiveness.

VHA reports taking steps to address this.
* determine the number of contract and trainee physicians at its centers.

VHA says it does not need this information for workforce planning.

Received a RAMP Letter??? Talk with an expert before you decide!!!

Veterans fight to get benefits restored after

eBenefits account is compromised

"The VA says it will take up to six weeks to refund the June check missing because of this.

They said that's the way it was and there's no way to get me any help and I should call one

of the charities in my area."  On May 18, his VA eBenefits account was

compromised and his monthly check redirected to debit cards in California.

For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

Employees at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery, Ala.,

say they face retaliation when reporting mismanagement or abuse. Alan Hyde is a

veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.

He served in Operation Desert Storm, where he suffered an in-service leg injury. But it's his

time with the Central Alabama VA, he says, that has left him more rattled, frustrated and angry.
"It's a toxic environment there," Hyde says. "And I feel sorry for the veterans."

Hello Jim:

Divorce has ruined my life and nobody will help, what can I do?

What do I do if my disabled rating percentage should be more than the VA claims?

Is there a chance that a CUE (Clear and Unmistakable Error) claim based on 3.156(c) will be approved?

Does 100% schedular rating restrict me from employment? What about 100% TDIU rating?

How do I appeal a claim of aid and attendance?

From the desk of Drew Early, Veterans Law Attorney

Hey Jim,

This is the Due Process challenge that was appealed to the Federal Circuit, after being denied at the CAVC.  Bottom line—VA doesn’t get a pass any more in mandamus petitions (a petition that is brought in this context seeking a court order to force VA to act on a disability appeal).  The Federal Circuit cannot understand why VA appeals take so long and don’t see a basis for it.
I particularly draw the reader’s attention to Judge Moore’s concurring opinion that really speaks to the Federal Circuit’s concern about unwarranted delays in VA appeals.  Of note, one of the appellants in the case passed away during the course of proceedings—the judges noted that. 
Noteworthy is the fact that this case was brought on a pro bono basis by concerned attorneys and the attorneys were from some of the best firms in the country.   They have done a lot to spur due process along for our Nation’s veterans and family members. 

​/s/ Drew

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan."

What Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

If the structures completely block the throat, air can’t flow to the lungs at all. This is

called apnea (meaning “no breathing”). Since the lungs aren’t getting

fresh air, the brain tells the body to wake up just enough to tighten the

muscles and unblock the air passage. With a loud gasp, breathing begins again. 

Veterans Law Attorney

2010 VA letter had urged health claims processors to list burn pits exposure

“It was so caustic; the smoke, you would wake up in the morning, and it would just choke you,” said Kenney, who is now 53 and lives in the Killeen area. Yet the VA refuses to admit his cancer could

be related to exposure, consistently stating in his exams that his illness is “not related to a specific exposure event/environmental hazard experienced during actuve (sic) service in Southwest Asia.” While

he was still in the Army, Kenney had suspicious masses on his lymph nodes removed. Biopsies on the masses led the VA later to link their type to the cancer that was detected two years after he retired.

Parent Facility: Safety and Cleanliness TJC requires hospitals to identify and resolve environmental deficiencies, hazards, and unsafe practices and to keep furnishings and equipment safe and in good repair. This ensures a clean and safe healthcare environment. The OIG noted problems with cleanliness and maintenance of overhead structures throughout the parent Facility. Of the seven patient care areas inspected, two had soiled furniture, all had dirty ventilation grills, five had dirty floors, four had stained ceiling tiles, and one had missing ceiling tiles. Environmental Management Service (EMS) housekeeping staff were not following room cleaning procedures, and EMS supervisors did not consistently identify or address these deficiencies during Facility EOC rounds. 

If you were told that you were going to get an imaging study

(an x-ray or similar) and it never happened, this might be why.

Veterans Questions and Answers
Disability Physician Veterans Law Attorney
Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Benefits

What are your 2nd Amendment rights as a veteran?

Does a PTSD diagnosis prevent you from owning firearms?

What can you do if your NICS application is denied?

Click here for all the intel you need to know about your rights to own and carry weapons.

Send Your Documents,

Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!


Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information


Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO


Pension Management Centers


Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

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Hepatitis C Treatment

What Additional Benefits

Are YOU Eligible For?
VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 

There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 

These are known as derivatives.

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VA Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen doors, or make other modifications to live more independently.

Free Case Evaluation

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Memorial Benefits
VA honors the service and

sacrifice of Veterans and

their family members. 

How to Apply

FORMS


VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

The NPRC

Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Selective Service Records

Deceased Veteran's Claim Files

Individual Deceased Personnel File

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Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

The Shocking Health Effects Of Agent Orange 
Now A Legacy Of Military Death

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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Injured in Training or Injured in Combat?

It Makes a Big Difference in Vets’ Access to Care
Many veterans who say they experienced traumatic brain injury while firing shoulder

rockets in training are finding themselves in a medical Catch-22...

“The first shot sucked out my ear protection. I followed up with a second shot and

was completely concussed, and had some blood coming out of my ears.”

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?

You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak

with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.

Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.

Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.

Veterans Clinical Psychologist
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Veteran Service Organizations Establish a Veteran’s Creed


1  I am an American Veteran
2  I proudly served my country
3  I live the values I learned in the military
4  I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans
5  I maintain my physical

and mental discipline
6  I continue to lead and improve
7  I make a difference
8  I honor and remember

my fallen comrades

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How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the

VA's Personal Health Record. It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access -

that is it!